Billy Connolly confronts his losing battle with Parkinson's disease

  • 03/01/2019
Billy Connolly confronts his losing battle with Parkinson's disease
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Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has shared his intimate thoughts about his battle with Parkinson's disease in his BBC documentary series.

Mr Connolly revealed in a teaser trailer for the series finale that his days are numbered.

"My Parkinson's is not going away and it's going to get worse," he told the camera.

Mr Connolly was diagnosed with the disease six years ago, and now says that he may soon retire from the spotlight as his condition grows worse.

"My life is slipping away and I can feel it, and I should" he confessed. "I'm 75, I'm near the end, But it doesn't frighten me - it's an adventure and it is quite interesting to see myself slipping away."

Although he is not afraid, he says that the loss of his hobbies has been difficult

"As bits slip off and leave me, talents and attributes leave. I don't have the balance I used to have, I don't have the energy I used to have. I can't work my left hand on the banjo, it is as if I am being prepared for something. Some other adventure, which is over the hill."

Parkinson's disease is a neurological condition that affects body movements.



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